On July 17, an Aviat-1A Husky crashed into a meadow 35 miles south of Ennis. Allen Kenitzer, with the Office of Communications at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), described this type of plane as a, “two-seat, high-wing, utility aircraft,” via email correspondence.
Madison County 911-Dispatch was approved a $270,000 grant from the State of Montana 911 Program in May, to update its equipment. Madison County’s emergency response and dispatch record keeping will be more efficient with the installation of a new computer-aided dispatch system, which could be operating as soon as next summer.
A private aircraft at the Ennis – Big Sky Airport began sinking through the pavement of the south parking apron around 3 p.m. July 15.
The County Commissioners approved $225,000 contract with Great West Engineering to design and lead the construction and grant administration for the Giem Bridge replacement project during its meeting July 16.
Ennis Town Council addressed road maintenance in Ennis and the Fourth of July Parade. They also approved a conditional use permit on Pearl Street during their monthly meeting on July 11.
With well #1 finishing it’s third round of chlorinating, Sheridan Town Council discussed the town’s water distribution system during its July 8 meeting. Also, the council approved a cost of living adjustment increase of 3 percent to town employees.
Bears are out and about this summer!
Staffing both nursing homes in Madison county has been an ongoing problem.
The Madison County Planning Board met on Monday primarily to discuss subdivision planning and was met with concerns about the reach of the Big Sky Fire Department and emergency evacuation policies.
Two issues had the town council meeting on June 13 packed with people: permits for recreational vehicles and the highway conditions on the east entrance of town that have contributed to 18-wheelers barreling into business buildings.